The Plot

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Ready for Action!

I'm currently bracing myself for action. Tomorrow is my last day at work before a week off. It's not going to be a relaxing one, as we've a huge list of things to be done. Most are garden related, and therefore dependent on the weather. We will still get everything done if it rains - we'll just be miserable whilst doing it!

The list includes: Remove old corrugated iron boundary and replace with 50 odd foot of fence. Cut down 2 very tall trees. Replace broken panes of glass in greenhouse. (These last 2 need to done in this order as the trees are next to the greenhouse, and we don't want to tempt fate!). Finish digging the lawn over to a vegetable bed. Replace 2 disintegrating trellis panels (hurrah - more kindling for the wood-burner!). Attempt to build a bigger compost bin from pallets. Sow tomato, aubergine, salad and broad bean seeds. Various trips to the tip. Getting stuff into the loft, getting stuff out of the loft......

I'm starting to wonder if we'll need a week off to recover from the week off!

Friday, 4 February 2011

The Great Garden Challenge

And so it begins....

What started as just a chance to win a wheelie bin cover on someone else's blog has mutated into my own chance to share on the internet. I'm not sure if anyone else is looking, but somehow that doesn't really matter.

I live in Somerset with my gorgeous man and two grumpy cats, and we are currently obsessed with our garden. Just over a year ago we bought our first house. A lovely miners cottage (though not cottage-like in the traditional sense) with a 200 foot mature sloping garden. For mature read overgrown and neglected! With the encouragement of our families, the authorised neglect of our friends and the advice of our next-door neighbours we have attempted to tame some of the wilderness and grow vegetables and a few flowers.

I will use this blog as a chance to share, reflect and get things straight in my head. I know the world is full of witty and erudite bloggers, many with extensive knowledge and wisdom to share. I, however, may just have a witter!

I look forward to spring and the challenges ahead. We have a greenhouse to repair, a lawn to dig up and plant, and a wooded area full of undecided possibilities....